I’m Charla, and I’m so glad you came to visit!  This blog is about our homes, happiness in life, and healthy habits for body, mind, and spirit.  I’d love to share my experiences with you in this journey we’re all in together.  I’d love for you to share your experiences with me, too.  I would be honored if you would subscribe to my blog by email so we can share the journey!

So you’ll have a snapshot idea of who I am, here are a few tidbits of information:H

*  My relationship with God is the most important thing in my life!

*  Jesus is my very best friend!

*  I lost my sweetheart, best friend, my husband, suddenly in 2013.  We were married 37 years and my heart was completely broken.

*  I have a daughter, Christi (aka the Frugal Novice), & son-in-law who have three precious young children.  I love being called, “Grandma” or “Grammy.”

*  I have a son & daughter-in-law who have a precious baby girl.

*  I have an adorable seven pound dog who was a rescue dog.  He was out homeless when temperatures were in the 20’s the week before I got him.  I don’t know how he survived but I’m thankful God brought us together.

*  I’m a graduate of ACU.  Go Wildcats!!!

*  I’m a recently retired special ed teacher.  I love children!

*  I taught elementary school for 26 years (Special Ed grades Kinder – 4th grade, first grade, second grade, ESL, Gifted & Talented).

*  I’m a Texas girl – born, raised and still living in Texas.

*  I like to do volunteer work.

*  Who inspired and encouraged me to become a blogger:  my son

*  My other blog: How to Teach Kids

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back and visit soon. Leave a comment if you have time – I’d love to hear from you!

.Xenia @ Thanks Mail Carrier, Christi @ Frugal Novice (my daughter), and I hosted “Friendly Friday” for over a year and a half. That was a fun experience, and here are the buttons as reminders of all the new friends we made..






Ducks in a Row

Frugal Novice

Garden of Praise

Tiny Blessings

Yellow Rose Cafe – Brooke


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  1. Hi Charla,

    I’m so happy to find your website!!! 🙂 We are doing an outreach to the homeless this next week and we’re serving your chicken pot pie, making enough for at least 100 people. We need to know what size bag to use for the frozen mixed vegetables. I’m praying we can get a response very soon from you since we’re at the point of planning our shopping for ingredients, etc. I love the variety of recipes you’ve shared on your site. But, more than that, I love that you are not ashamed of the Gospel and boldly proclaim your faith in Christ!

    Thank you for your response … I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible!

    God bless,
    Jan Ross, Administrative Pastor
    Potter’s House Mansfield

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